Last Week in Horror News: July 12th to the 19th.


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • SAW VII – Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are, of course, writing a seventh SAW movie.  A seventh SAW movie!!
  • WORLD WAR Z – J. Michael Straczynski’s screenplay for WORLD WAR Z is getting a rewrite from THE KINGDOM scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan, which I’m not so sure is a good sign since I recall Moriarty’s script review praising how Oscar worthy Straczynski’s was…
  • SCREAM 4 – Moves along with two Cox’ but no Campbell.
  • GRACE – Anchor Bay has picked up the much loved GRACE for a theatrical and DVD release!
  • RESIDENT EVIL 4 – Gets a bit more official with a start date and confirmation of Milla Jovovich’s return.
  • HACK/SLASH – Gets a new director, Fredik Bond, but still has Justin Marks writing the comic adaptation.
  • THE FLOCK – Prehistoric killer birds?  Game on!
  • CELL – Eli Roth is officially off of the project as it gets reborn in the form of a four hour miniseries.

Remakes

  • LET ME IN – International sales posters confirm the new, shorter title of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • SENSE AND SENSIBILTY AND SEA MONSTERS – Someone needs to drive a stake into the heart of this whole “tack on monsters to classic novels whose copyright has lapsed” genre.  It’s lazy writing.
  • HARPER’S ISLAND – The ‘slasher as a TV show’ experiment won’t be having a second season, which is a pity since it had some decent word of mouth.
  • DARK COUNTRY – I actually had a dream about this movie last night, I suppose because I went to sleep after watching Tom Jane in HUNG.  Weird.
  • THE WICKER TREE – Robin Hardy’s sequel to his THE WICKER MAN is already filming.
  • TERATOMA – Ryuhei Kitamara moves on to body horror after MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN.
  • THE SHORTCUT – I laugh at this awful idea of what horror movies should be.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • 12 BELLS – In which CUBE gets ripped off…
  • TRIANGLE – I’m hoping Christopher Smith’s latest film ends up getting a theatrical run in the states, but it isn’t confirmed at this point.
  • FRAYED – In which a homicidal son escapes an insane asylum…
  • STRIGOI – In which villagers comedically don’t know how to deal with a new vampire.

Scary Madison Takes a Shortcut, Also Makes a Horror Movie


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From now on I’ll be posting links to anything I write at HorrorSquad here on HND.  They’ll appear as entires, but when you click the ‘Read More’ link on the main page, it’ll go straight to HorrorSquad.com.  The re-direction post, like this one, will still exist on HND for comments etc, just click on the Post Title instead of Read More.

So if you see anything in the Horror Squad category, that’s whats up.

Last Week in Horror News, February 1st to the 8th


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Trying out a new format this week.

Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • DRAG ME TO HELL – Test screenings are going out for both a PG-13 and R cut of Sam Raimi’s return to horror.  Rut roh.
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Exec producer John Dunning tells Fango he originally he gave Lionsgate a script for a sequel to the original MBV, which may soon be repurposed as a sequel to MBV3D.
  • THE KILLER INSIDE ME – Kate Hudson rounds out the cast for THE KILLER INSIDE ME, which now includes Casey Affleck, Elias Koteas and Bill Pullman.
  • ZOMBIELAND – Speaking of casting, Amber Heard joins Woody Harrelson and all the rest.
  • HACK/SLASH – Nick Principe will be playing 4 of the 5 slashers (though no description of who they are from the comic series), hints that the role of Cassie Hack is now between three high profile actors.  Guess they’re really going this thing.
  • BEASTLY – CBS Films wants some of thems Twilight’s monies, is putting young adult horror/romance novel BEASTLY on the big screen.
  • “VAMPIRE DIARIES” – Kevin Williamson has penned the pilot for CW’s new supernatural show.

Remakes

Plenty of news this week on sequels to remakes, but no remakes themselves.

Indie, Foreign, and Random News

  • …OF THE DEAD – Romero says the social cross hairs of his new zombie opus will be on ‘tribalism’.
  • PONTYPOOOL – IFC Films will be releasing the ‘rage virus spread by the English language’ flick in May, which likely means IFC will be putting it OnDemand as well as in theaters.
  • CABIN FEVER 2 – Ti West talks CF2, reveals its status languishing in the post-production hell of ‘creative differences’.
  • SAVANT – Blair Witch’s Daniel Myrick’s next film is about a smooth talker who can turn anyone into a mass murderer after simply having a chat with them.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • TRIANGLE – Trailer for Christopher Smith’s (aka the guy who made CREEP, aka the banner for this site) new film.  I’m excited despite this trailer being gobbledygook.
  • INFESTATION – Trailer.  Giant bugs and Ray Wise.  Sold.
  • DEADLINE – Indie starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch that looks like a female version of James Van Der Beek’s FINAL DRAFT.  Sad that I’ve seen FINAL DRAFT.
  • DARK ISLAND – Stilted acting and stiff direction, but it looks like a lot of fun and sports the “LOST” smoke monster to boot.
  • SURVEILLANCE – Jennifer Lynch directed and produced by her father.

Horror 2008, a Retrospective: Part 5, News & Events


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Not necessairly the most important headlines of 2008 (yes, the writer’s strike ended), rather the, “Oh, I remember that” variety.  Note there is no chronological order to the listing of these events, the majority of which are derived from the creation/cessation of various production houses with the potential to shape the horror flow for the next few years.

Part 1: January to March.
Part 2: April to June.
Part 3: July to September.
Part 4: October to December.
Part 5: Events.
Part 6: Awards. (coming)




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